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long time, and will atteft upon my oath before this honourable benk, That he is

Judge. Hold-Give bim his oath. So they sware bim. Then he said, My lord, this mati, Rotwithstanding his plausible name, is one of the vilett men in our country; he neither regardeth prince nor people, law nor custom; but doch all he can to poffefs all men with certain of his ciloyal sotions, which he in general calls principles of farb and balıness; and, in particalar, I heard una once myself affirm, Thar Christian and the customs of kur town of Vanity were diametrica ly oppofice, and could to be reconciled. By which saying, my lord, he doth at once not only condemn all our laudable doings, but us in doing of them.

image. Then did the judge fay to him, Haft thou any more to say i

Envy. My lord, I could say much more, only I would nne be tedious to the court'; yet, if need be when the other gen lenen have given in their evidence, rather than any hing Mall be wanting that will ditpatch him, I will en. arge my testimony against him. So he was bid ftand by.

Then they called Superstition, and bid him look upon be prisoner.; they also aked, What he could say for their ord the king against him? They then swaro him; so hc began.

Super. My lord, I have no great ac. Superftition quaintance with this man, nor do I defire follorús. to have further knowledge of bim; however this. I know, that he is a very peftilent fellow, from fome discourse that the other day I had with him in this town . for then talking with him, I heard bir say that our reli.. gion was naught, and lach by which a man could by ne means please God, which faying of his, my lord, your lordship very well knows what necessarily thence will fola, low, to wit, chat we still do worship in vain, are yet in our . fins, and shall be damned: And this is that which I hava finally to say.'

Then wai Pickthank sworn, and bid say what he knew, in the behalf of their lord the king, against the priioner at

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Pick. My lord, and you gentlemen all, Pickthank's in Duis fellow I have known of a long time, teftimony,

and have heard him speak things that ought not to be Spoken; for he hath railed on our noble prince Beelzebub

and hach spoken contemptibly of his ho, Sins are all lords nourable friends, whose names are, the and great mer. Lord Old Man, the Lord Carnal Delight

the Lord Luxurious, the Lord Defire of Vain Glory, my Old Lord Leachery, Sir Having Greedy, with all the rest of our nobility ; and he hath said, more øver, That if all men were of his mind, if pollible, cherg is not one of these noblemen should hare any longer a be ing in this town. Besides, he hath not been afraid to rail on you, my lord, who are now appointed to be his judge, calling you an ungodly villain, with many other fuch-like vilifying terms, with which he hath befpattered moft of the gentry of our town,

When this 'Pickthank had told his tale, the judge directed his speech to the prisoner at the bar, saying, Thou senegade, herecic, and traitor, halt thou heard what those honest gentlemen have witnessed against thee?

Faith. May I speak a few words in my own defence ?

y udge. Sirrah, firrah, thou deservelt to live no longer, but to be flain immediately upun ihe place; yet, that all' men may see our gertleness towards chee, let us see what

thou haft to say... Faithful's de Faith. i. I lay then, in answer to what fence of himself. Mr. Envy hath Spoken, I never laid ought

but this, That what rule of laws, or cuf toms, or people, were fit again it the word of God, are diametrically opposite to Christianity. If I have said amiss in this, convince me of my error, and I am ready here ben fore you to make my recantation.

2. As to the second, to wit, Mr. Superftition, and his charge against me, I said only this. That in the worship of Gid there is required a divine faith ; but there can be no divine faith without a divine revelation of the will of God: Therefore, whatever is thrust into the warship of God, that is not agreeable to divine revelation. cannot be done but by an human faith, which faith will not be profitable no eternal life.

3. As to what Mr. Pickthank hath said, I say, (avoiding terms as that I am said to rail, and the likej that the prince of this town, with all the rabblement, his attendants, by

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this gentleman named, are more fit for being in hell than in this town and country, and to the Lord bave mercy upo ex me.

Then the judge called to the jury (who all this while flood by to hear and obferve: The judge's Geatlemen of the jury, you see this man, Speech to the about whom: so great an uproar hath been jury. made in this town ; you have also heard what these worthy gentlemen have witnessed against him ; allo you have beard his reply and confession, it lieth now in* your breasts to hang him, or save his life ; but yet I think meet to infru&t you in our law.

There was an act made in the days of Excdus 1. Pharaob the Great, fervant to our prince, that left those of a contrary religion should multiply, and gtow too ftrong for him, their males should be thrown into the river. There was also an act made in the days of Nebuchadnezzar the Great, another of his servants, that whoever would not fall down and worship his golden image, hould be thrown into a fiery furnace. There was also an ad made in the days of Darius, That whoso for some time called upon any God but his, should be call into the lion'a den. Now, the subftance of these laws this rebel has broken, not only in thought, which is not to be borne, but also in word and deed, which must therefore needs be in tolerable.

For that of Pharaoh, bis law was made upon a fuppofition to prevent mischief, no crime being yet apparent; but here is a crime apparent. For the second and third, you fee he disputeth against our religion ; and for the treason he hath confessed, he deferveth to die the death,

Then went the jury out, whose names were Mr. Blindman, Mr. No-good, Mr. The jury and Malice, Mr. Love-lust, Mr. Live-loose, Mr. their names. Heady, Mr. High-mind, Mr. Enmity, Mr. Lyar, Mr. Cruelty, Mr. Hate-light, and Mr. Implacable, who every one gave in his private verdict againg him among

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Now, Faithful, play the marr, Speak for thy God,
Fear not the wicked's malice, nor their rod;
Speak boldly, man, the truth is on thy side
Die for it, and to life in triumph ride.

themselves, and afterwards unanimously concluded to bring him in gujley before the judge. And firt, among shemfelves, Mr. Blindinan, the foreman, faid, I fee clearly, that this man is an heretic. Then faid Mr. No-good, Away with fach a fellow from the earth. Aye, laid Mr. Malice, for £ hate the very looks of him. Then: faid Mr. Love. luft, I could never endure him. Nor I, said Mi.. Live loose, for he would always be condemning my way. Hang him, hang him faid Mr. Heady. A for y fcrub, said Mr... High-mind. My heart sifeth against him, said Mr. Enmity. He is a rogue, faid Mr. Lyar. Hanging is too good for him, said Mr. Crucliy. Let us dispatch him out of the. way, said Mr. Hate-light Then said Mr. Implacable, Might I have all the world given me, I would not be re

conciled to him ;, therefore let us fortbwith.. They conclude

bring him in guilty of death. And so they to bring bim ir did. Therefore he was presently condemoguilty of death. ed to be had from the place where he was,.

to the place from whence he .carpe, and there to be put to the most cruel death that coulj be in. vented.

They then, therefore, brought him.out, to do with him. according to the law; and for they fcourged him, thin' they buffeted him, then they lanced' his. Aein with knives, after that they stoned him with ftones, then pricked him with their swords; and last of all, they burnt him to alhes

at the fake. Thus came Faithful to his end. Chariot and Now I faw that there stood behind the korfes taka

multitude a chariot and a couple of horses away Faithful. waiting for Faithful, who ffo toon as bis

adversaries had dispatched him) was taken up into it, and Araightway was carried up through the

clouds with found of trumpet, she nearen Christian fill a way to the celestial gate. But as for Chrifprofoner. tian, he had some refpite, and was remand

ed back to prison; 10 he there remained for Space: But he that overcometh all things, having the power of their rage in his own hand, fo brought it about, that Christian for that time escaped thein, and went on bis way,, rod as he went he fung, saying,

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Well, Faithful, thow hit faithfully profe ft
Unu thy Lod, with you thou hilt be bles,

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Brave Faithful, bravely done in 'word and deed !
Judge, witness, and jury have, instead
Of overcoming ihee, but thewn their rage,
When they are dead, thou'lı live from age to age..

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